beauty products
BB cream is one of those products - along with styling wax, face serums and powder - that I simply don’t ‘get’. And that’s ok, isn’t it?
clothes
A friend asked me what she should wear to an upcoming job interview and I gave her some suggestions. Then I thought I might as well put down my Do’s and Don’ts for job interview style – the gospel according to moi, if you will.
fashion
My approach to fashion and beauty is shaped by the fact I am stingy and lazy and I hate spending a lot of money, so I will endeavour to find you stuff that does the job and won't cost the earth.
in

Apr 12, 2012 at 2:30pm | 123 comments

hello
I'm here to take all your ideas and pretend they're my own...
gwen stefani
How do I adapt my style into something that feels more appropriate for my thirties without losing the essence of the look that I spent my teens and twenties figuring out? Using Gwen as an example, I might have the answer.
in

Jan 16, 2013 at 4:30pm | 92 comments

xojane uk
I'll have none of your dogs and cats, or your budgies or guinea pigs -- frankly, they can all fuck off as long as bunnies are around.
in

Jan 17, 2013 at 4:30pm | 91 comments

make-up remover
Are you a ‘cleanse, tone and moisturise’ goody-goody or a slapdash, sleep in your make-up type?
xojane uk
I'm a 29-year-old female. I eat mainly vegan and eat lots of organic veggies. I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, I have never done drugs. I've been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, PCOS, life threatening allergies and -- for my last birthday -- I got a busted thyroid.
in

Dec 26, 2012 at 6:00pm | 87 comments

xojane uk
When everyone else is busy, it’s all too easy to make lazy onesie-focused decisions because you’ve forgotten that going to the pub, having a proper nice lunch or going to see a film alone is even an option.
in

Jan 8, 2013 at 5:30pm | 84 comments

xojane uk
stripes
The Breton is a sort of visual shorthand for classic Parisian style, clean and chic in its graphic simplicity.
in

Jan 24, 2013 at 11:30am | 67 comments

beauty products
I think I like all these old fashioned perfumes and colognes because they are steadfastly unchanging.
xojane uk
My quest for that Holy Grail concealer will likely never end, here are some wild and wacky treatments I have been trying of late.
xojane uk
"When my mum sees this she’s not going to cook me any more vegetarian meals," I admitted, quaveringly. "And quite right, too," snapped the slightly scary boss lady that I sat next to.
in

Jan 2, 2013 at 4:30pm | 51 comments

xojane uk
Book covers and their contents are inextricably tied up with each other for me – I can’t separate them, for better or worse.
xojane uk
I think for many people blue eyeliner has Princess Diana connotations, to which I say: why is that a bad thing?
style
I think a successful shopping expedition is one part planning and one part serendipity.
in

Aug 28, 2013 at 2:30pm | 37 comments

xojane uk
A little part of me fills up with glee when I see the increase in male grooming products. Then I think, "OH NO MEN! Not you too! We can't BOTH be the physically insecure sex."
in

Jan 2, 2013 at 12:30pm | 33 comments

rebecca holman
This is definitely the best thing to come out of the UK since that Hovis advert about sliced bread.
in

Jun 20, 2012 at 5:30pm | 32 comments

jewelry
Pure and simple, subtle and dainty are the watchwords here.
in

Jul 18, 2013 at 2:30pm | 29 comments

hobbies
I swear, this is related to fashion.
in

May 17, 2012 at 12:30pm | 26 comments

xojane uk
Somewhere in my parent's house there's probably a dusty banner emblazoned with the words "Happy Coming Out Day!"